Saturday, December 19, 2009

19th December 2009

The cold snap has tempted in some wildfowl this morning.

15 Teal

Main Lake:
Pair of Wigeon
11 Shoveler
2 Gadwall
4 Tufted Ducks
23 Pochard

There were 4 Little Grebe on east Fingers and a Water Rail in the Crescent. Little else on Fingers due to the ice coverage.

Treecreeper was seen along the navigation channel again. Little else until we reached the south side of the main lake where we had 46 Lapwing over. There were also approx 120 Redwing on/over Press Mead. At the fishing swim on the west side of the main lake we flushed a small wader (Common or Green Sandpiper?) which flew across to the island but didn't call. And finally a Kingfisher was heard in the north west corner of the main lake.

Despite a cold start a good mornings birding.